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Helpful Information to Stay Warm this Winter

Establish wind chill and temperature policy for when everyone stays indoors. Use the National Weather Service Wind Chill Chart for guidance.

  • Know when to suspend any travel. Is the travel necessary?
  • Check your local forecast before heading outside or sending clients outside.

If you or your clients must travel outside:

  • Wear several layers of warm clothing and cover exposed skin.
  • Wear mittens (not gloves), 2 pairs of socks, and a hat or scarf that covers the ears (to avoid heat loss through the scalp).
  • Make sure boots and mittens do not restrict circulation.
  • Keep hands and feet dry.

Refer to the OMHDD Winter Alerts – 2018 for more details.

*content from the Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Disabilities